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August 25, 2016

CBC unpacks fall premiere schedule


Jordan Pinto / Playback

CBC has revealed the fall schedule for its new and returning shows, with new series Shoot the Messenger and Kim’s Convenience taking the 9 p.m. timeslots on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Starting Oct. 10, Shoot the Messenger, from Toronto’s Hungry Eyes, will be led-in by season 10 of Shaftesbury’s Murdoch Mysteries. Meanwhile, beginning Oct. 4, Tuesdays will see the debut of Thunderbird’s Kim’s Convenience with the Rick Mercer Report and This Hour Has 22 Minutes as lead-ins at 8 and at 8:30 p.m., respectively. On Oct. 11, the sixth season of Mr. D joins the lineup at 9:30 p.m. 

Elsewhere, the season-two return of Haddock Entertainment’s The Romeo Section lands on Wednesdays at 9 p.m., starting on Oct. 5, with the lead-in of Dragons’ Den.

Six-part docuseries This is High School, produced by Paperny Entertainment, premieres on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. The series, which is set in a high school in Kamloops, BC, is preceded by the season 10 return of Heartland. Meanwhile, drama series This Life returns for its second season in the 9 p.m. timeslot on Sunday.

Thursday night continues to be doc-focused on CBC, with The Nature of Things episode “Pompeii’s People” debuting at 8 p.m. on Oct. 6, followed by Firsthand episode “Road to Mercy” at 9 p.m.

Starting on Oct. 21, Friday nights will see the return of Hello Goodbye, which is produced by Pivotal Media and Forte Entertainment. The Pearson Airport-set docuseries is on at 8:30 p.m., followed by the fifth estate. Long-running CBC investigative series Marketplace is in the 8 p.m. slot. 

Canada’s Smartest Person, from Media Headquarters, airs again on Sunday nights, premiers on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.

CBC also announced the lineups for some of its fall daytime programming, with Shaftesbury’s The Moblees returning at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, followed by new series Dot. at 8 p.m. and Big Block Singsong at 8:23 a.m. Another new series, Snapshots, will also debut on CBC on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9 p.m.